Friday Frugal Finds: Thrift store and Antique store shopping at the beach

Since I was relaxing at the beach last week, I don’t have any frugal finds from yard sales or thrift stores to share with you.  I did try to find some thrift stores on vacation, but the one we went into was WAY OVERPRICED!  And I mean WAY overpriced.  A large framed out of style print (would cost $12-15 at Goodwill- which I still think is high) were priced $60-80!  And yes, there were multiple random framed pictures for those outrageous prices!  They had a brass light fixture (you know the ones you can buy for less than $5 at Goodwill) exactly like this one that I spray painted and installed in my entryway.  I paid $4.04 – their price – $30.

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So needless to say, I didn’t buy anything.   And if that is typical of thrift store prices at the beach, that may be the one and ONLY reason I wouldn’t like to live at the beach 🙂

But right next door there was an antique store which oddly enough had better prices for NICE stuff! Smile   I took some pictures of my favorite things to share with you.

I am looking for some inspiration for the chair I bought for $3 a while back.  Loved the distressed details on this one.

 

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And love the stencil on this burlap seat.

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Neat idea for this old window.  You could use this in your entryway to hang jackets and such.  And could display pictures or even write messages on the window with a dry erase marker.

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Some old framed stained glass windows.

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Loved this HUGE mirror – it was seriously floor to ceiling.DSC_0828

And these old french doors were gorgeous!

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A mod podged globe. And I liked the old chippy door made into a table.

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Owl themes are so popular right now and this would be absolutely adorable in a little girls room or owl-themed nursery!  And you could easily recreate the same idea on some pallet wood with a cute saying and picture of whatever theme you have in your kids room.  LOVED this! Smile

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Aghhh… here is the 5 panel door I need!  But we were in my husband’s small car and no way to get this 5+ hours home.

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My husband really liked these huge old paper maps – these were literally wall-sized so not bad for $35 each.

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A twist on a sunburst mirror.  This one was made with sticks.  An easy project to DIY! Smile

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And of course we were at the beach so there was some beach-themed stuff.  Loved all these coral pieces.  This HUGE white piece – $350.  Sadly, it didn’t come home with me for some reason.

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And this thing was really neat – it was some sort of nautical thing.DSC_0842

Two of these HUGE starfish came home with me and that was it.

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Have you done any antique store browsing recently?  I love to browse to get ideas and inspiration.  Even though I might not buy anything, it gives me ideas for things I like and can maybe find later at a yard sale for much cheaper! Smile

Looking forward to getting back to shopping yard sales on Saturday…

{cj}

Comments

  1. I love that antique diving helmet (the nautical thing)!
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  2. Love your page. Great job on the lamps ~ love them. I am having a problem with internet explorer not being able to download all of your page. I buy and sale Vintage pieces, Antiques and just about anything I think I can make a honest dollar with. Would love for you to visit my fb page. I just got it up about a week ago so not much posted yet but some nice items have made there way on there. Keep on posting !!

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